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rallies. virginia is a big swing state. we will tell you which presidential candidate -- candidate needs to win it the most. >> all >> the battle for virginia took center stage. jobs, the economy, and the future of the nation were front and center as michelle obama and mitt romney tried to reach out to undecided voters. a rally at the university of mary washington trade mitt romney was in fairfax. why virginia may be one of the most important battleground states just 54 days before we had to the polls. >> is looking awfully important. political experts say the election in virginia will be won or lost in suburban areas. one candidate and a candidate's wife hit suburban areas. something we will discuss a lot more in the next eight weeks. >> michelle obama made a couple of stops along i-95 in richmond and fredericksburg, where she hit a ymca and the university of mary washington. >> everything about how obama is pro-woman. >> meanwhile, mitt romney was a lot i-66, talking to voters in fairfax to do not want four more years of president obama. >> i worry our country is on the wrong track. >>
directions on the inner loop and .uter loop in virginia, northbound 95 open betweenng freely garrissonville and springfield. 395 work zone has lifted between the beltway lorton. moving pretty nicely northbound southbound to the springfield interchange. back to you. >> thank you. we are getting to breaking news from overseas. once again, protesters in yemen have stormed the u.s. embassy. after for your americans were killed during an assault a u.s. consulate in libya. jummy olabanji is tracking the .evelopments >> the associated press reports the protesters were on the notssy grounds but did e building housing the officers. the demonstrators removed the sign on the outer wall .nd then set fire once inside the compound, they dropped -- brought down the u.s. it. and burned ered protesters were ang by the same film made in the that provoked the other in.cks in this young lady lived in libya for several years as a young girl. she says the killings of several americans over there is tragic. >> pretty upsetting. i was pretty embarrassed and disappointed if. >> in benghazi, libya, demonstrators ra
to be in northern virginia today. >> brianne carter is in fairfax. >> the fight for battleground virginia is back on here in the commonwealth. both parties campaigning here today. if you take a look behind me, you can see mitt romney the as onstage. he started speaking about 10 minutes ago. the crowd is now chanting usa. he has been talking about the middle class. that is what we expected it would highlight during the trip to northern virginia. it has been a focus for the mitt romney the campaign. they made their announcement in virginia. this republican hopeful for president is working to get the middle class back to work. he says northern virginia may very well decide the next president is. while he is focused on the economy, yet so it also touched on the tragedy overseas. >> we have heavy hearts across america today. i want you to know it is going to get better. but i recognize that right now we are in mourning. we lost four other diplomats across the world. we are thinking about their families and those that have left behind. what a tragedy. >> as you heard him say, they are trying to pause f
virginia at a little bit. it is not by any stroke of luck virginia is getting as much presidential attention as it is. just look at the floor at the convention. only the home state of the president, vice president, colorado and other key states are between the virginia delegation and the podium. that is by design. why? look at the newest poll numbers that show the president up by a razor sent 0.6%. -- razor-thin 0.6%. there is nothing, and about the commonwealth floor at this convention. virginia has a prime spot on the floor and is on the tip of everyone's tongues. >> we value virginia. >> virginia is a very important state. >> 124 riled up delegates, past and present from both sides are all trying to sway the un move to could make the difference in the old dominion >> i wake up pinching myself saying a virginia is in play again. >> he will be on stage representing the interests of a wounded warriors. >> some people from northern virginia and others from around the country -- we feel much more comfortable with what president obama has done. >> if michelle obama did not
virginia, parts of maryland, south of interstate 68, so mainly west virginia and the potomac. there will be a few more showers and storms this afternoon. it's going to be and humid day. is 75 degrees. now in degrees a few isolated downpours possible this afternoon and evening. 89 degrees today for the high temperature, partly cloudy today and the next few days with highs in the low 90's,. back to you. >> thank you. let's start with the beltway near university boulevard. no delays right now. one lane was getting by. there's a new traffic configuration in the long term work zone. it changed overnight. both sides of the beltway, the long term work zone is now three lanes to the right and one lane to the left on the inner loop at university boulevard and new hampshire. it's just a different pattern starting today. ongoing bbuild work continues. 95 and 395, hov lanes are open all the way from dumphries and to the 14th street bridge. no accidents or incidents. most of the road where it is out of the way. we did have an earlier accident on the inner loop at braddock road that's now
o'malley, they're showing him some love. he's in prime time at about 10:00. former virginia governor and apparent senate candidate tim kaine also has a place and a role tonight. a rising star in th democratic party, san antonio's mayor julian castro will deliver the keynote address tonight. the star of the show is expected to be first lady michelle obama. president obama was out campaigning today. he was in norfolk, virginia, and he said he's going to go home tonight and he's going to watch michelle obama's speech with his daughters. he said he might tear up a little bit because that's what he always does when he sees her speak. earlier today tim kaine was out and about doing a little politicking in favor and in honor and in pursuit of his senate seat that he'd like to get from george allen. tom sherwood is here now with more on that story. tom? >> jim, everybody knows tim kaine is in a tough race. he knows it. he's trying to rally the troops. >> former governor and future united states senator, tim kaine! >> reporter: former virginia governor tim kaine welcomed by the party faithful
-to-head for votes against mitt romney in the battleground state of virginia. there is a new presence at the national harbor that could help influence voters about a new casino on the potomac. >>> we begin with the latest on those attacks on u.s. embassies. there are reports that at least one person has been arrested in connection with the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. a third victim in the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya has been named by his family. he was a former s.e.a.l. from massachusetts named glen daugherty. also today, demonstrators attacked the u.s. embassies in yemen and egypt. americans in jordan have been warned about a massive protest planned for tomorrow outside the u.s. embassy in ayman. here at home the crisis is becoming a possible factor in the presidential campaign. steve handelsman joins us now from capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: on the hill today, republicans backing mitt romney questioned president obama's leadership in this crisis. as yet another group of angry muslims attacked another u.s. embassy. like in libya tuesday, anti-ameri
.c. this year but maryland has seen 21 cases including one confirmed death. in virginia, five cases have been reported but no one has died. >>> five dematha high school football players are no longer on the team after they allegedly hired prostitutes from a call service. that is according to the "washington post." alleged incident happened early saturday morning at a hotel in north carolina after the stag won their first game of the season against a team from hillside, north carolina. the post reports two dematha players have withdrawn from school. two others may face expulsion and a fifth faces a disciplinary hearing. >>> sherry ly is live in mclean near a toll plaza with details on what people are doing to make their concerns know about this fare increase. >> reporter: a lot of people feel like, even if they speak out against this, it won't help a lot. and drivers shouldn't be surprised by this proposal. that has been the plan all along, that metro -- to pay for the silver line metro out to dulles, that the toll road here would see increases in tolls. but that doesn't mean that driveers hav
was also campaigning in virginia today, and just about an hour she'll be speaking at the university of mary washington in fredericksburg. she will meet with the grass roots network at the college. earlier this afternoon she spoke to supporters in richmond at the center stage carpenter theater. julie carey is waiting for the first lady now to begin, and she'll have a live report starting tonight right here on news4 at 5:00. >>> the hottest couple in hip-hop is getting ready to throw some big money into the presidential race. beyonce and jay-z are hosting a $40,000 per plate fund-raiser at jay-z's club. the fund-raiser will be held next tuesday with no more than 100 guests. >>> more than 2,000 people packed the national cathedral day to say farewell to the first man on the moon. a public memorial took place for neil armstrong. nbc's chris clackum has more on the tribute to the man who made one giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: diana's cover of the sinatra favorite proved especially fitting for the memorial to neil armstrong. ♪ let me see what spring is like on jupiter and mars ♪ >> rep
political prize is going to be in 2012 and northern virginia is the key which is why we have michelle obama here in fredericksburg here today. this presidential campaign has been focused on the economic challenges took a turn to the foreign policy and the turmoil in the middle east. this is what michelle obama had to say. >> i want to say how truly heart-broken barack and i are about the horrific tragedy that occurred earlier this week in libya. i'm not sure if everyone is aware. but our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. >> reporter: now, mitt romney had his rally in the heart of fairfax today. his comments about the unrest in et middle east yesterday caused some controversy. so today he tried to turn the focus back to the economy. >> mitt romney! >> reporter: a crowd of more than 2,000 cheered mitt romney's arrival in fairfax and he began by acknowledging the attack on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we're thinking about their families and those that they left behind. what a tragedy to lose such a wonderful -- >> repor
, latinos and young people. they're coming to sit here in the rain. also virginia looms as one of the most important states this fall. both for president obama's re-election and the senate. who's going to control it. former governor tim kaine coming right here. he's the great hope of the democrats in that state. he'll be here later. let me finish with michele obama and the effect her words could have at this convention. this is "hardball," the place for politics. hey. hey eddie. i brought your stuff. you don't have to do this. yes i do. i want you to keep this. it'd be weird. take care. you too. [ sighs ] so how did it go? he's upset. [ male announcer ] spend less time at gas stations. with best in class fuel economy. it's our most innovative altima ever. ♪ get on e-trade. set up a real plan. frank! oh wow, you didn't win? i wanna show you something... it's my shocked face. [ gasps ] [ male announcer ] get a retirement plan that works... at e-trade. >>> whatever i say here today, it's going to be, at best, a distant second to the speech you will hear tonight from the star of the obama fa
and inwood, up in the panhandle of west virginia. as far as the rest of the day goes, i think you'll like it a whole lot. a couple of showers for your friends out in delaware. but not too much of a threat around here. near perfect day to be outside today. 77 degrees, cooler and less humid. there will be a chance for a little five or ten minute spot shower, especially north and west of town up into parts of southern pennsylvania. don't really think we have to worry much about that around town. but a spot shower or two. tomorrow, there's an absolutely positively zero percent chance of rain for everybody. isn't that nice to hear? >> i like it. thanks, chuck. >> and when chuck was talking about the rain yesterday, there were a lot of events going on all over the place. it put a damper on a festival in northern virginia and the prince georges county fair up in upper marboro. >> we have reaction from those caught outside. >> reporter: vecndors try to salvage what they can and emergency officials say one worker was hurt when the stage collapsed. these women were selling jewelry. >> all our stuff
, approaching the shenandoah valley. parts of west virginia. 79 in washington, 73 in leesburg. manassas, 73. partly cloudy, hot and humid today. highs in the lower 90's. chance of showers later today. on saturday, it looks like you have a rain of -- round of rain in the afternoon and cooling behind that. sunday and monday, heights in the upper 70's. >> no accents to support -- reports so far. overnight construction still in effect. we are down to one lane on the outer loop of the beltway between the toll road and georgetown pike. if you are traveling in the southbound direction on 395 to the beltway, they are blocking the left lane. bigger troubles in maryland. we are getting by with one line on the inner and outer loop at kenilworth avenue. after work -- outer loop work starts in college park. reduced to two lanes, then only one in its fight to the left at the new hampshire ave make your way to new -- university boulevard. >> good morning. thanks so much. new this morning -- turkish soldiers say an explosion has killed 25 soldiers. the soldiers were found after firefighters put out the fla
to the 50s, much of maryland, virginia, and west virginia, as well as out in the mountains. some of the high spots there down into the upper 40s this morning. kind of a damp chill in the air. still a littl patchy fog by k 00 a.m. hour by hour, a rapid warmup. a 20 degree jump between 7:00 and noon. and a gorgeous afternoon, just a few clouds coming in. highs reaching near 80 midafternoon. >> right now this issue happening on i-95 in virginia. you are able to get by. also, medevac has been requested. that means it may need to land on the roadway. expect delays. again, this is northbound i-95 approaching prince william parkway. only the right lane gets by there. still keeping an eye on the beltway. this is a live look at 201. still seeing heavy volume between bw parkway and route 1. that crash out of the roadway, but still seeing some volume in that area. over the to rails, marc brunswick east 890 has a six minute delay. metro and vre aren't reporting delays at this time. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. >> you're looking at live pictures coming from tahrir square. we know there were
over to you. >>> back to school for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. that includes the 11th largest school district in the country. fairfax county. set to welcome back 180,000 students today. fairfax county police will be out in full force making sure drivers follow the school bus laws. drivers should come to a complete stop in both directions when a school bus is loading or unloading with flashing lights. police say the ten feet surrounding the school bus is the most dangerous area for students to get hit by cars. >>> it's also the first day of school for more than 22,000 students in arlington kint in year parents in arlington are upset about the school district's new busing policy. starting today hundreds of students who used to take the bus will now have to walk to school. tracee wilkins is live in wakefield high school with more on the policy and the petition against it. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: officials are saying that more than 1,000 students will be hitting the roads and sidewalks this year, walking instead of riding buses because of
to be the most maryland and virginia-centric night. in addition to the first lady, tonight you have heard brief words from maryland governor martin o'malley. he'll be back later with extended remarks and we have heard from the house senate, house minority leader steny hoyer and later on in an hour, we'll hear from former virginia governor ed you can rant -- current u.s. senate candidate tim kaine. debbie wattserman schultz gaveled -- debbie wasserman schultz gaveled in the convention about 5:00 tonight. the president himself, meanwhile, is appearing in norfolk, virginia. he hammered his officerral mitt romney's economic plans and continued to drum up support in anticipation tonight from michelle obama's speech. with the delegates in the country first heard from the first lady, four years ago it was under much different circumstances than her appearance tonight will be. the deputy obama campaign manager stephanie cutter told us today that the campaign views mrs. obama as one of the biggest assets into the election. >> four years ago, you know, she was basically unknown across this untry. she isn
of maryland and virginia right down to just near 50 degrees as well as out on the mountains of west virginia and in western maryland this morning, and there's a little bit of valley fog, too. watch out for that. hour by hour today, by 7:00 a.m., we'll have our temperatures into the upper 50s after sunrise, which this morning is at 6:48. by noontime for your lunch hour into the mid 70s, low humidity and lots of sunshine. during the afternoon, might have a few clouds drifting in. s sunset at 7:19. by then down to the mid 70s. i'll be back in ten minutes with another hometown forecast. traffic trouble this morning. here's the latest with danella. >> here's the situation. update on the crash, outer loop of the beltway at colesville road. that crash has been moved to the right shoulder lane, but choppers still showing you big delays. if you're about to head out of the house right now, i wouldn't even try to get on the outer loop of the beltway. checking cameras as you pass new hampshire avenue, you're just sitting. also be aware if you're traveling along colesville road trying to get to the beltw
, maryland, virginia, the eastern shore, the northern neck, most of these areas are down into the low and mid 50s. on the bay waters, it's right around 60 degrees. by 6:00 a.m., we'll be into the mid 50s under a clear sky. sunrise is at 6:48. by noontime, another gorgeous middle of the day, mid 70s, low humidity. and back home from work and school by mid afternoon near 80 and late afternoon the upper 70s. another hometown forecast, a look at your traffic this morning. >> good morning, tom. let's start with the rails this morning. not seeing any delays on the rails, but if you're taking camden train number 843, there will be no working restrooms today. avoid the extra cup of coffee. i'm doing you a favor. let's head to the roadways. no issues around the area, except still seeing some road work. we'll take a look at that. traveling westbound, they're picking up the cones right now. still up, though, in the right lane. so if you stick to the left, things are fine, but volume still pretty light in this area. eastbound, clear outside the beltway on i-66. and no issues as we head inside the beltway
is that no new cases were reported in d.c., maryland or virginia. >>> an 83-year-old fairfax county woman is in the hospital after being attacked by what appears to be a rabid beaver. this happened on tuesday at lake barcroft in the bailey crossroads area. a friend noticed the beaver that didn't seem right and made a beeline for the woman, lillian paterson, swimming about 200 yards away. now peterson tried to beat off the beaver with her metal walking stick. the friend rescued her by hitting the beaver with a canoe paddle. the animal was euthanized to be tested for rabies. >>> a maryland congressman can adhere row to his resume' after saving a 2-year-old boy's life. andy harris says he was driving on route 50 last month when he spotted three cars on the side of the road. he pulled over and said he saw a toddler who was not breathing on the pavement there. anesthesiologist by trade, harris was able to resuscitate that little boy. the boy's grandfather is grateful for harris' courageous act. he posted on the congressman's facebook page saying in part, quote, thank you andy from the bottom o
when he was at a rally in norfolk, virginia, today he joked that perhaps the first lady's speech tonight will be better than his. >> you know, this is just like a relay and you start off with the fastest person. so i'm going to be at home. i'm going to be watching it with our girls. i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. because when michelle starts talking, i start getting all misty. >> reporter: it was a brief moment of levity in a day dominated by back-and-forth over the president's answer to this question from a local cbs reporter. >> your party says you inherited a bad situation. you've had three-and-a-half years to fix it. what grade would you give yourself so far for doing that? >> you know, i would say incomplete. >> reporter: it's something the president has said many times before. but with the democratic convention just underway in charlotte, republicans saw an opportunity. they filled reporters' in-boxes with press releases saying "incomplete isn't good enough." vice presidential nominee paul ryan had this to say on "cbs this morning." >> four years int
of students in northern virginia. that includes the 11th largest school district in the county. fairfax county. they are set to welcome back more than 180,000 students today. here's a map of all the school districts where students will be heading back to school today. the new school year also means new rules. there is one big controversial changes parents in arlington are upset about. tracee wilkins is live with more on that. good morning. >> good morning. this is around transportation and who will be walking and riding buses. arlington hasn't so much changed the policy as what it's doing down is enforcing an old transportation policy. the changes have upset some parents more than 200 parents have actually appealed after finding out their kids were going to have to walk instead of taking the bus like they did in previous years. 1500 students will be walking this year. students living within a mile or mile and a half of their secondary school are supposed to walk. according to arlington transportation policy. many of those kids were going to nearby bus stops instead. this year, students who hav
're around baltimore, we've got more rain that sits back in west virginia. the other side of i-81. that's what's going to slowly be making its way eastward throughout the morning. i think by the time we get to mid morning, 8:00, 9:00 a.m., we will see those showers here locally and again just that showers for the area. nothing too heavy for the early part of the day. 79 degrees right now. high humidity. that's what's going to be sticking around all day today. even after i think the rain ends. we still have quite a bit of humidity. showers develop around 7:00, 8:00 a.m. 720 to 77 degrees. by noontime today, area of rain. some heavy already. 81 to 85. we're going to top out in the upper 80s today. cloudy sky. rain continuing. not really ending. >>> good news taking the beltway. checking out road work set up first at prince george's county. you have the right side blocked. completely gone at this time. also taking the beltway this time the outer loop approaching new hampshire avenue. the work zone there as you got closer to university boulevard, all of your lanes narrowed into just one rig
through georgia and virginia. we're going to do it again today and we'll also include areas in the mid-atlantic. a little front trying to stall itself out here. showers in kansas city and thundershowers going through southern portions of alabama. looks like it should miss areas around louisiana and mississippi. if you're heading out to baltimore to redding to philadelphia, especially here in central new jersey, some really heavy downpours and those are trying to drift up here toward long island. so areas throughout no, during your early morning commute, you may deal with some heavy downpour. then we're dealing with leslie. it is still a tropical storm but it has strength rched a little bit. looks like possibly a category 2 hurricane by saturday. if it does we'll have pretty good upcoming waves and the rip current will be very high along the eastern seaboard. surfers will love it but it will be dangerous for anyone going to the beaches. showers along the air yas. look how hot it is still in texas. we'd like to get rid of those 100s. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a
, melanie alnwick is following the big story here at home. >> it will be a busy day on northern virginia roads as students head back to school but there are big concerns in one school system about how the students are going to get there. fox 5 morning news continues right now. ght now. >>> good morning to you. it is tuesday, september 4th, happy tuesday. you know, we've got a lot of school districts in northern virginia going back for the first day of school today. en is getting back in the mix. also, a lot of traffic because of what is happening with schools and everything going on, holidays over. everybody is back to work. everybody is back to school. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. since everyone is going back, they want to know what is the weather going to be like. it will be a humid one for them, tucker. >> yes, offy to ahumid start. we'll be humid later today, tonight. >> like you never left your summer vacation. >> the summer weather stick around even though everybody is going back to school. good news here, let's go to the radar. most of your morning commute and most of
maryland and west virginia, it got down to the upper 30s this morning. now, around the region with that strong september sun pouring down, we are warming up. all of this thanks to the high pressure moving in and centered over us. big area of high pressure giving us a very gentle wind, a clear sky and temperatures, as a result are beginning to warm up. the areas in green are 60s. the areas in the yellow, 70s. southern maryland, the eastern shore, southeastern virginia, areas to the north, mid-60s. a fresh and cool morning under way. temperatures around the metro area 72 at reagan national. right now, much of prince george, arlington and fairfax 70. montgomery county 60s. i'll have the forecast for the week ahead. the storm team 4 seven day outlook in a few minutes. >> we can't wait. >>> yo will see heightened security at metro. montgomery county, officers are using a safety tool. they are carrying devices that detect radiation. a hit causes lights to flash and a vibration or audio signal. they bought 40 of these detectors with federal grant money. >> the type of radiation we ar
. culturally when you gets to states like north carolina, virginia, ohio, a lot of swing states, that doesn't play quite as well in middle america, does it? >> especially in the south. north carolina, especially the gay marriage provision there, the state has spoken on that one. i'm also glad mike barnicle was able to join us in north carolina. he wasn't able to make it to tampa. >> greyhound didn't go down to tampa? >> no, no, i've been here since last tuesday. >> took a wrong turn. >> he just didn't want to be around that many republicans, gives him hives. like mika. he just starts scratching. >> the big question is are you better off than you were four year ago? the answer objectively the obama campaign tried to put out yes, we are. at the same time you don't want to be gloating. >> they don't want to say what the mayor from maryland said, are you better off? no but that's not the question. that's always the question. you can look at a lot of data and say, yes, we are better off today than we were four years ago. but with so many people hurting in america right now -- >> it's a tough sel
in arlington, virginia, and she's voting for the president mostly because of social issues. she likes the president's health care reform and its guaranteed coverage of contraception. she does not like that mitt romney would repeal the reform and that romney opposes most abortions. when the republican controlled legislature in virginia voted to force women getting an abortion to view the fetus on an ultrasound, blout felt that women were being targeted. >> in virginia, i see an absolutely a war against women in virginia. >> a war against women. >> a war against women. i want to make my own decisions between me and my doctor and nobody else. that's what they're targeting. >> a voter in herndon, virginia, calls the notion of a war on women preposterous. she's a telecom manager and mother of two, she supports romney because her issue is the sputtering economy. >> i'm very concerned about being able to afford getting my children to college and myself to retirement. >> in the latest poll by cbs news, the president leads mitt romney with women voters by ten points nationwide. but by more in
highlands and parts of west virginia. closer to the shenandoah valley. we are drive for the most part this morning. cloudy today. more showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, of a few downpours. 89 today for the high temperature. now to steve. the 14th street bridge is starting off well from arlington into the district. springfield looks ok all town. andto the southeast southwest freeway and 13th street tunnel looking good. 109, aery county, little heavy just past the exit 109 to the truck scales. after that it continues to be a to the lane divide. here we are on 95 in virginia, a , but still t speed. looks good north of 395 as well. back to you. >> thank you. new this morning, the search is a deadlyrtar -- fewting that happened a midnight rally for quebec's new premier. >> she was removed from the stage. she was not injured. was the clear if she who wasf the shooter a 50-year-oldd as man. he shouted in french, "the english are waking up." he says a small fire behind a before he was arrested. a night of big-name democratic national convention. maryland governor o'malley was among sp
.bably like a lot of people celebrating. president obama making a campaign stop in virginia today. this comes as controversy one person posted on clint eastwood's speech.e t us in the u.s. will to wait a few more hours for the release of the iphone 5. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. we have made it to friday. morning, washington. is september 21. i'm kendis gibson. i am pamela brown. let's get a check on the weather jeras.cqui looks like we are in store for a friday. >> you are looking at the best of thethe week in terms weather. it's going to be absolutely beautiful. be warmeres will today. high temperatures around 80. were hoping it would weekend,ugh the saturdayorms possible afternoon and saturday night. cooldown to end the weekend. skies but now, 60 n national, 53 at dulles, 52 in petersburg. mostly sunny and 65 at 9:00, pleasant and 72 by noon, 79 by 5:00. picture-perfect again today. let's look at traffic. >> its picture perfect. then we will get the volume. better on 95 virginia between fredericksbur
. no problems to report if you are traveling in virginia along 66 with the artie ojeda between 28 and the beltway. up bound new york avenue nice and clear leaving bladensburg road headed for the tunnel. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. >>> a look at the morning's other top stories. five dematha high school football players are accused of hiring prostitutes. the washington post reports the alleged incident happened during the team's recent road trip to north carolina. all five player are no longer on the team. the post says two have with drawn from the school. two others will be -- could be expelled and a fifth faces disciplinary action. >>> the district is reporting its first two cases of the west nile virus now. health stills say one person has died from the require us and another is in the hospital. -- from the virus and another is in the hospital. this is the worst outbreak of west nile the country has ever seen so what do you need to know about this potentially deadly vier news dr. walks arc former director ever the d.c. department of health will join us
this week, too. virginia governor bob mcdonnell will campaign near the convention site. mcdonnell is one of the mitt romney's most active surrogates. >>> as most parties fight over what's best for our economy, the nation's debt has passed an historic milestone if treasury says the national debt has gone above $16 trillion for the first time ever. republicans are blaming democrats, especially president obama, for letting the debt reach this level. >>> today the group responsible for the metro silver line project is trying to repair his image with new ethics rules. the metropolitan airports authority has faced stiff scrutiny since a report this spring detailed lavish travel spending and questionable contracts. today it hopes to make those a thing of the past with new limits on what members can spend on plane tickets and meals and new rules on disclosing conflicts of interest so that contracts are not handed out to former board members. >>> 6:07. 77 degrees. the invitation from apple that may provide some foreshadowing of the next big release. >>> plus, a wet start to the day and it could g
for hundreds of thousands of children in northern virginia. today is the first day of school. also the first ear that arlington schools are enforcing their new walking policy. in fox 5's melanie alnwick has details on how this could affect your child. >> reporter: good morning. yes, we have seen some of those arlington county buses here already this morning. but these new rules mean that fewer students will be able to ride those school buses. now, in the letter that was sent out to parents over the summer, notifying them of the changes, parents were encouraged to help find safe walking or bike routes for their children. but many say these changes are just going to be more cars on the road as they decide to put their kids in the car and drive them to school instead. the first letter to parents came out in july for the 2012 school year arlington will strictly enforce the walk zones. one mile for miles an hour a mile and a half for middle and high school students, 12 bus stops at 5 different schools that were within those walk zones have been removed. the superintendent said two years of parent
. digging deeper into the battleground states. when virginia delegates cast their ballots at the convention, the vote will be unanimous. the state has voted republican seven times in the last eight elections, except 2008. will president obama take it again or will voters return to the gop? also, a raging wildfire in the hills above los angeles. a live update on what's happening there jon: your election headquarters. taking a look at the key battleground states that could make or break this white house race this time around. today we are looking at virginia. folks in virginia have been reliably republican for a long, long time, except last time around when they voted for president obama in 2008. if you take a look at the stats, virginia, a key prize this time around. oh electoral votes of 13 of them in virginia. the economy looking pretty good right now. that is part of the reason that both campaigns want to claim the state. 5.9% unemployment in virginia. much better than the national average. in terms of the history, president obama has been there seven times. this campaign season, mitt rom
on the beltway. we are looking at a nice ride in virginia and maryland. on i-95 early this morning no reported trouble for you. all lanes are open. h.o.v. lanes are open northbound from dumfries to the beltway and continuing on 395 h.o.v. remains northbound. no overnight construction. a look at 495 and american ledge bridge. inner and outer loop travel moving well. no distractions to report for the start of the monday morning drive. >> 4:35 right now and a car filled with explosives ran into a vehicle from the u.s. consulate in pakistan. there are conflicting reports whether any americans were killed in the suicide attack. a state department spokesman said two u.s. personnel and two pakistani employees were in the vehicle and wounded but no consulate employees were killed. >> the body of a local navy seal will be brought back to anne arundel county. he died when his chopper went down in a fire fight. his body will leave dover air force base this morning and will come from route 50 to route 2 between 9:30 and 10 this morning then arrive in edgewater. residents are encouraged to
of virginia, governor tim cane. thanks for joining -- governor tim kaine. thanks for joining us. first of all, welcome. i brought you out here. obviously, these conversations are always uncomfortable. >> uh-oh. >> jon: joe biden is going to be our first interview. so here you are -- you were on the final short list to be the vice president. it was yourself, joe biden and i believe evan bayh. >> ed mcmahon. >> jon: tell me about the vetting. what is the vetting process? >> people know a lot of things about me that i never thought i would reveal. they go into detail. your high school girlfriend's middle name, they give you a name and then they come back and say "she said she was never your girlfriend" so it's intense. >> jon: what would that have to do with being vice president? >> that was what i wondered. >> jon: it's this intense, weird process, and they check into everything. >> they really do. really do. >> jon: did senator obama gives each person a rose that goes on to the next round? how do they let you know that you have gone to the next round? >> it's very mysterious. it's probably som
. anita. >> summer is over for students across northern virginia. some of the region's biggest district head back to school today. fairfax county. our kristin fisher spent the morning with students at the south county middle school in lorton. >> good morning. >> it's a day full of firsts at south county middle school. it's the first year that this school has been open. first day of school. how are you feeling? >> very nervous. don't want to get lost. >> i'm feeling anxious for her. >> kind of scared maybe. >> i'm so anxious. i'm so excited for my daughter, but you know, she's growing up so fast. >> but no one is more nervous than this seventh grade boy from south korea. >> this is your first day going to school in the u.s., how are you feeling? >> not good. my son is very nervous. >> at least everyone is a new student at this school. they have come armed with color coded maps to find their classrooms in this $22 million sprawling school that has been years in the making. >> i think it's great. i mean, we have been waiting for it. >> this is one of two new schools opening in
one of its hottest summers on record. heavy rain in 14 states from new england to virginia. a different storm system triggers downpours from florida to mississippi. severe storms around minneapolis, des moines, omaha and kansas city. hot and dry from the rockies to texas. >> triple-digits in dallas and phoenix. 80s from miami up to new york and across much of the midwest. >>> and when we come back, organic food is harder on your wallet. but is it really better for your health? >> interesting question there. >>> also, prince harry is showing the world another side, after his nude photo scandal. >>> and later, it's "live with kelly and --". after all the rumors, the real regis replacement takes a permanent seat today. >>> welcome back, everybody. some good news to pass on this morning. gas prices should be coming down. they were at their highest ever for a labor day weekend. the average is $3.83 a gallon this morning. the increase was fueled by a shutdown in oil production along the gulf coast. all of that thanks to hurricane isaac. there were also problems with refineries an
months in prison. a sentencing date could be set in today's hearing. >>> some voter in northern virginia will head to the polls today for a special election to replace delegate david england. he resigned earlier this summer after admitting to having an affair. polls in the district are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. >>> democrats are in charlotte, north carolina preparing to kick off the democratic national convention t gets under way today. tom fitzgerald has a preview for us. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama got a first look at the convention podium she will be speaking from tuesday. president obama stayed on the campaign trail. >> of a he got one piece of advice for you about the romney- ryan game plan, ohio. punt it away. it won't work. >> reporter: at a labor union rally in toledo with auto and steel workers, the president said a mitt romney presidency would hurt the middle class. >> you could choose to give massive new tax cuts to folks who have already made it or you can choose my plan. >> reporter: the labor message continued in michigan as vice president biden kept up th
'll win virginia again. we will win this election. >> reporter: democrats adopted the party platform that calls for higher taxes on the wealthy and backs same-sex marriage. >>> a big night for maryland governor martin o'malley. he took cent are stage to introduce last night's keynote speaker. >> mark plotkin says he could see o'malley taking on a different role during the 2016 presidential campaign. take a hook at when he said last night. >> just a for you moments ago, martin o'malley walked off that stage behind you. a lot of people have been speculating he may be a candidate himself in four years. >> may be? tom, not may be. he will be a candidate. you can bet on it. he was very well received and he doesn't mind going after mitt romney, the head of the democratic governor's association. when i asked ike leggett, the chair of montgomery county, where is governor o'malley, he pointed to all the news studios, every one of them. that is where he is. he is doing his audition. >> a bit later, we'll hear what other local leaders told the crowd. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. >
are paying 3.98, maryland 3.77, virginia 3.69. fox's josh cassio talked to frustrated drivers. >> seems like it's always going up. >> reporter: aaa says drives this drain will face the most expensive -- drivers this labor day will face the most expensive prices we've ever seen this year. hurricane isaac forced some gulf coast refineries to shut down. nationally gas prices are above 3.80, nearly 20 cents more than last year at this time. >> i'm putting gas in every other day i think. >> reporter: officials expect prices to drop later in month as the refineries come back online and the peak driving season wilds down. >> very frustrating because i -- winds down. >> very frustrating because i only get about 20 miles a gallon. i think you try to watch what you do. you space out. if you're going to one store, you do all of it at the same time. >> reporter: just be glad you aren't living in hawaii right now. at the pumps it's one big burn, a gallon of unleaded there 4.34. sure makes 3.75 sound a little sweeter. >> why are the gas companies making all these billions of dollars every year? if they
of the rainfall midnight. emmet's burke, 1.2. frederick, 0.89. hamilton, virginia, about 1/2 inch. a quarter of an inch in leesburg. the '70s pretty everywhere across our region. to mid 70's. in the air keeps temperatures much overnight. a good amount of cloud cover overhead. you see the rain showers that moved through overnight around midnight with a few embedded downpours. we will see a few more embedded downpours later on today. not all they washout. we will see a little sunshine if. when it does rain in has the becoming very heavy. look at some predicted totals for one of our latest computer models. this is between now and midnight. our computer indicates up to an r more in parts of , culpeper, and ies.uier count less than 1/4 inch close to d.c. on where the heavy rain showers occur. we will update around 6:00. 88 degrees today for the high temperature. 90 tomorrow, will 90's by thursday. chance of rain with the exception of friday. here's how the commute looks. >> a report on 395. this seminary road near king street there was an accident blocking the lanes. unusual delay. .outhbound 395
's playing in d.c., virginia, maryland, but i know the 20,000, 25,000 people who are here are sky high, and they're ready to go out and start campaigning, even without hearing barack obama. >> reporter: but they really do want to hear barack obama tonight, and they're fired up. coming up at 6:00, we'll talk about what some of these delegates want to hear tonight from the man they want to be reelected as president. >> let me tell you something. i saw josh williams a couple days ago on his way to a demonstration and i said, josh, aren't you too old to be demonstrating and rallying? he just laughed. i know josh would have said, is yeah, i'm too tired, but josh is an old warhorse, he knows never give a reporter something he might use against you. josh and i go back more than 30 years, he's still not going to give it up. >> he was slumped over that breakfast corner. he better get some sleep tonight. >> i was slumped over mine tonight as well. i'm going to share with you folks what may have been the very best day in my life down here in charlotte, at least in the last four days, anyhow. back
, 2012. it is back to school for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia, that includes the 11th largest school district in the country, fairfax county. a cut back of buses is upsetting some parents. hundreds of children there will now have to walk to school because the school system is cutting a dozen stops. news 4 tracee wilkins has more on the policy and the fallout from it. >> this was the scene all around arlington county this morning as an additional 1,500 students took the sidewalks and roadways. some are walking and some parents who say they don't like it. walking to school instead of riding a bus. >> this school has not had a walking zone before and we have a fairly difficult walk here. >> reporter: a few weeks ago arlington county school parents received notification that some students who road the bus in years past will be walking to school. students living within a mile and a half of their secondary school or a mile of their elementary school are supposed to walk. >> i'm a big believer in walking to school, but 0.8 miles for a 4-year-old is ridiculous. they c
this afternoon for two days of campaigning there. >>> in northern virginia, some voters will head to the polls today for a personal election to replace delegate david england. he resigned earlier this summer after admitting to having and fair. polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the ballot are democrat ron kru pi. cka, republican tim mcgee and libertarian justin malkin. >>> a former campaign aide to mayor vincent gray is due back in court today for a status hearing in his criminal case. thomas gore pled guilty to corruption charges. today's court appearance could set a sentencing date for gore who faces 12 for 18 months in prison. mayor gray has not been accused of any wrongdoing. >>> thousands of students in northern virginia are heading back to school today. in arlington count you, the first day of school means the first day of a new transportation policy. melanie alnwick has the details. >> reporter: good morning. yes, they are going to be enforcing rules that have been on the books for quite some time. what that means is that fewer students here in arlington county will be able t
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